Tiana Nobile

Tiana Nobile lives in New Orleans, LA. She is a recipient of a Kundiman fellowship, the Lucy Grealy Prize for Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and a 2017 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award. She is the author of the chapbook, The Spirit of the Staircase (Antenna Press Street Press, 2017), and her poetry has appeared in The Collagist, Phantom, Bone Bouquet and Apogee, among others.

November Poetry: “’Lost’ first language leaves permanent mark on the brain, new study reveals” by Tiana Nobile

Curated as part of the Adoptee Poetry Folio by Guest Editor Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello

This November, to recognize and honor National Adoption Awareness Month, I've invited adoptee poet Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello to curate a folio of poems by 10 Asian American adoptees. This page features Tiana Nobile’s “’Lost’ first language leaves permanent mark on the brain, new study reveals.” I invite you to take a moment to read her moving introduction to the folio here, as well as the other nine poems in this collection.